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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #98: Delicate Colors ~

When the ocean roils with waves and wind, it leaves traces on the shore in a symphony of foam. The etherial hues of sea foam are a delight to behold. Light suffused through mist and spray creates a lovely blue … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97: Pastimes ~

When I retired, eight years ago, my colleagues would ask me, “What are you going to do with your time?” My standard answer was that I planned to focus my energy on the creative passions I’d tucked in around the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #96: Cropping The Shot ~

Lovely as it is, especially on Mother’s Day, yet with a bit of cropping it’s even better. Shortening the foreground brings the focus to mama Mallard and chicks. Reducing left and right borders brings the hen’s eye in line with … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #95: All Wet, or Almost! ~

Stormy weather Rainclouds tumbling in from the Pacific Ocean announce with a rainbow that I’m about to get wet!  Shorebirds sometimes appear to be oblivious to the wave action around them, however I’ve never witnessed a bird being overpowered by … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge#94: At Home in Long Beach, WA ~

When we first took tours through the available units at The Breakers, on first sight I knew this was the one I wanted. Furnishings, wall colors, flooring, window treatments and linens could all be upgraded and changed. The essential attraction … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #93: A Week of Mornings ~ Report from The Edge of a Continent ~

It is 2:30 a.m. Through our barely open bedroom window, the reassuring rumble of Pacific Ocean high-tide lulls me back to sleep. At 7:30, Jello puts her nose on my pillow to awaken me. While she has her breakfast, I … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #92: Going Back ~

For thirty years my husband and I vacationed on Orcas Island, WA – USA. Memories of the peaceful place we stayed would help power me through each year of counseling high school students. When I arrived, my body, mind and … Continue reading

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